The Value of PAR and Lumen Meters for Grow Light Testing
When you begin to get serious about hydroponic growing you’re going to develop a desire to perfect and refine your growing conditions. You’re going to find that you don’t want to simply leave things to chance, sliding through by the seat of your pants.
This is when PAR and lumen meters come into to play.
Photosynthetically active radiation or PAR and lumen meters assure that your plants are receiving exact lighting and help you identify any hot spots.
PAR and lumen meters help a grower determine if their grow light is sufficient for their plants canopy.
These are meters that tell a grower when their grow light systems are working at top efficiency. They inform a grower of lighting system deficiencies, any hot spots that may occur and measure the lumens produced.
PAR and lumens meters give the user exact levels of lumens, foot candles or micromoles and offer sophisticated features and applications.
- Digital readout
- Hand held
- Corded sensors
For the nominal cost involved PAR and lumen meters are a must-have item for any serious hydroponic grower.
Making certain that your grow lights are working at top efficiency should be a priority to any hydroponic grower. Given this, you really can’t afford to go without something as inexpensive as reliable PAR or lumens meters.